If people paid their money to buy a ticket to see Andre in this one night best of 8 tourney because he's the attraction... then it's a rip off to them to job him out right away, and you just killed your town by doing it. Yeah beating Rock, Austin and Lesnar for the title are all damn good accomplishments. It doesn't mean he's going to beat Andre though. Because Angle DOES lose a lot too. Andre doesn't. History shows that it's far more likely to see Kurt Angle lose a big match than Andre the Giant. Because Kurt Angle lost A LOT more big matches than Andre the Giant ever did. Merchandise wasn't really much of a thing in Andre's day except near the end of it. When it did become a thing though... Andre's stuff sold. I'm not really getting the argument here. People came to see Andre in his day. In Angle's day, they just come to see WWE. So this is a negative for Andre? Question. Do you feel Lesnar spikes ratings? Because I've already argued that the way Lesnar has been booked since his return to the WWE would be the closest thing we've got to the way someone like Andre was booked in his day. To me, Lesnar brings in more viewers on top of those who are already there just to watch the WWE, and that just shows that there are people still capable of drawing over and above the brand itself. No Angle winning titles is not a negative, but the point still stands. For Angle to be at his peak, he needed to be champion. Andre didn't. Also, if you want to argue that he doesn't need to win to be a special attraction, then I think you're not understanding one of the things that made him such a special attraction. Like I said in another post, it actually did take more than just being big to draw in Andre's day. No. No. No. No. NO! They're both big men. Show was once booked as Andre's son. They wore the same type of gear for a bit. THAT'S IT! If the only thing Andre had going for him was his size... then you would have no clue who Andre the Giant ever was. Andre would not be jobbing out to every little David they wanted to put over Goliath. He wouldn't be switching back and forth from face to heel a couple times every year, and displaying different personality after personality to the point that people stopped caring. People cared about Andre. They wanted to see him. They went out of their way to see him. People have NEVER felt about the Big Show like they did about Andre the Giant. Show would even agree.